Eagle, I could not agree with you more, nor could I have stated it more eloquently!
I've been a "lurker", but a daily reader. In addition to the invaluable advice/tips I've received, I've also been impressed and gratified by the level of literacy, humor, compassion, and character of so many of the participants. I saw the obvious fondness people felt for each other. The camaraderie is incredible, and warmed the cockles of my heart!
I suspect the same people will be on the new "forum". I hope so.